Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: British Columbia, Canada
These threads always make me feel sick to my stomach. I really don't think they should be allowed - would we allow threads debating whether or not people of colour should be allowed basic human rights? It is SO incredibly hurtful to read some of these comments.
There is so much I want to say but I'm not going to be able to word it without getting banned and it would most likely be pages long.
We are ALL equal - if EVERYONE is not going to be allowed the same rights, then no one should be allowed them. You can't just pick and chose.
I have absolutely no respect for people who are against gay/bi/transexual people - to be honest I'm absolutely disgusted that in this day and age people are still so narrow minded and bigoted. It is exactly the same as being racist and should be treated as such - it is absolutely criminal in my eyes.
Obviously people are going to think what they think, no matter how WRONG it is (yes, WRONG, I'm not going half-cocked here - you cannot say that hating someone and infringing on the rights of a whole group of people just because they love someone who shares the same private parts and it makes poor widdle straight laced you as RIGHT), and fine. Have all the opinions you like, just keep them to YOURSELF. And the second you go from having an opinion to forcing yourself into other peoples lives and preventing lovely upstanding citizens from having a family and tearing others apart by taking away their rights and stripping them of all dignity/equality? By basically saying that they are less human, that they don't DESERVE to live the same as you, with the same rights and safety? BIG BIG BIG problems with that. The fact you have the nerve to talk about us "rubbing it" in your face and that it makes you uncomfortable??? HA HA HA HA - you know what makes me feel uncomfortable, besides opinions such as that? Kids killing themselves because of people like you, hate crimes and violence and vandalism, etc. etc. targeted towards people like me, for something that we do not chose and that we shouldn't HAVE to defend or hide. So yeah... that argument? Doesn't fly with me, sorry. Weaksauce.
P.S. This has NOTHING to do with religion - not everyone has the same beliefs as you and you should NEVER bring religion into the circle when talking about laws and rights and legalities - they do NOT go hand-in-hand as not everyone subscribes to the same religion, or any (in my case). It is NOT a solid argument when trying to justify discriminating against people and not allowing them the same rights as YOU are so privileged to have, oh-holy-ones of higher morals.
I'm willing to bet money if the homophobes were forced to walk a mile in our shoes that they would have a big change of heart - if not then there was no hope for them in the first place.
Harsh? Absolutely. Deserved? YES. Upset by how homophobic and insensitive and callous some people are? VERY. I'm going to avoid these threads from now on as all they do is bring an awful taste to my mouth and upset me.